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BIRDMAN (#47118844)
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Bio Photo Retired military and living near Antietam battlefield.

IF YOU NEED FAMILY LINKS MADE, PUT YOUR REQUEST HERE. MY EMAIL ACCOUNT HAS BEEN EXPERIENCING SOME ISSUES. THANKS


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To answer the question asked below by member #47034421, David Lehman, I guess I have been a dick ever since I completed 27 years of military service, after sixteen years of volunteer EMT-Medic service to my community. OR.... maybe it has been since I have added 13 plus times as many volunteer photos, 3 plus times as many memorials, 2 plus times as many photos on Findagrave as you. So if any of that makes me a dick, what does it make you, kind sir?
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I have often complained to FAG regarding memorials turned to crap due to those who have little skill with doing photos. If they post em up as if they were being posted on their own memorials....MAYBE they wouldn't be so crappy. Too often I see MANY of the memorials I created suddenly sprout terrible photos. Examples are # 121617731,memorial#96333005,#73021427,#73021907,#88159116,#81956750, #80664761 & #87999963. I did go back and put what I felt was a good photo or two on em.

Unfortunately, some people go out & shoot a whole cemetery in an afternoon. Once they post their work....it shows they are out for numbers and the memorial be damned.

If I have added a family member or a good friend, I am happy to transfer memorials. I am not bothered by F.A.G. guidelines in transfers. I am concerned about getting family members "back together." I DO transfer distant relatives since they SHOULD be with family.
I am also happy to transfer memorials of close friends as well as family.

PLEASE DON'T "TRASH UP" MEMORIALS I CREATED WITH POORLY SHOT PHOTOS!
If you are contributing photos to any memorials I have added to Findagrave, please put on good QUALITY photos, not badly cropped or off center ones I have seen WAAAYYYY too often!
If I have photos to upgrade otherwise "SUBSTANDARD" photos on any memorials I will be sure to add them.

REMEMBER, these sites are in memory of someones' ancestors. If you place a photo on a memorial, make it good enough that you would be happy with it on your own.

All men die.........not all men really live.

West Virginia Records: Birth, Death & Marriage
http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_select.aspx

I am looking for Charles & Flo Liddington. Flo died in 1972. Charlie was alive in 1974. They were my mothers' mother & step-father.
I believe they lived modestly within a half hour of Danville, PA.
Also, I am searching for any info regarding the roster for the 33rdBattalion of the Maryland Militia. An ancestor I am searching for, Thomas Mock, who served with this unit in New Jersey in 1777 under George Washington. He had a wife names Sarah and parents were George & Catherine Mock. They were from "SUPPOSEDLY" living between Sharpsburg and Middletown, Washington County, MD.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/mapCems.cgi?countryer=4&stater=49&countyId=2949
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John Roby Morsberger
Cecil J Marker
Cecil J Marker

July 17, 1914.--- 35-FOOT FALL FROM A CHERRY TREE FATAL
Sad Fate of Cecil, 14-Year-Old Son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Marker, In Locust Valley.
DIED FROM RARE DISEASE.
"Gas Bacillus" Entered the Wound When Broken Bones Came Through the Arm and Ran Into the Ground---Arm Amputated at Shoulder in Baltimore Hospital, But to No Avail.

Another sad and distressing fatality occurred last Saturday when Cecil, the 14-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Marker, residing in Locust Valley, at the foot of South Mountain, [near Burkittsville], fell 35 feet from the top of a pear tree and was so terribly injured that he died following the removal of his arm at the Maryland University hospital, Baltimore, shortly before midnight Tuesday night.
The young man climbed the tree, unknown to his parents, and began to shake the pears off. In doing so he lost his balance and fell to the ground. He was picked up by his father and brother, William, who carried him to the house and Dr. A. A. Lamar was summoned.
The arm was broken in two places between the elbow and wrist and the bones came through and ran into the ground. Dr. Lamar realized that the injury was serious and fearing lockjaw, took every precaution.
On Monday there developed a rare and fatal infection, known to the medical profession as "gas bacillus," a germ that comes from the ground and infects wounds. This bacillus was encountered when the broken bones, protruding through the skin, ran into the ground. The arm began swelling up like a balloon and Dr. Lamar at once realized the hopelessness of the case. Arrangement were made at once to take the unfortunate youth to the Maryland University hospital in Baltimore. At 9 o'clock Monday night the start was made in an automobile from the Model Garage, Mr. S. Leslie Shafer at the wheel. Dr. Lamar and the young man's father and brother, William, accompanied the lad. The trip was made in safety, the hospital being reached shortly after midnight.
The case was only the third of the kind ever seen at the hospital and while the surgeons did not believe there was any hope, the lad's arm was amputated at the shoulder. He stood the operation well, but at 6 o'clock Tuesday evening he suffered a sinking spell and death came shortly before midnight.
In such a condition was the body of the unfortunate lad that it had to be placed in a hermetically sealed casket. It was shipped to Boonsboro in charge of Undertaker Wm. Bast, arriving there at 9 o'clock Wednesday night. It was taken to the home of the lad's grandparents, Rev. and Mrs. A. W. Philhour, and on Thursday morning was brought to the home of his parents. Here brief services will be held this (Friday) morning, at 9 o'clock, by Rev. H. W. Zuse, of the U. B. Church, Myersville, after which the body will be conveyed to the U. B. Church at Boonsboro, where funeral services [and interment] will be held.
Misfortune has been hovering over the Marker family for over a year past, and Mrs. Marker, a daughter and one son are just now about over a long spell of sickness due to fresh paint at their home poisoning them over a year ago. For a long while all of them were unable to walk, being paralyzed. The son is not yet fully recovered, but is able to walk about. Mr. Marker and family have the sincere sympathy of the entire community. [BRUNS CITZ 17JUL2014]


Source: The Brunswick Citizen published Jul. 17, 2014, "The Latest from the Last CENTURY" (gleaned from The Valley Register, Middletown, Md.). John Roby Morsberger
Added by John Roby Morsberger on Jul 23, 2014 11:08 AM
Kerri W
Thank you!
Once again I would like to thank you for taking your time to take the photo of Eva Miller's headstone for me. I truly appreciate the many times you have done this for me!
Added by Kerri W on Jul 19, 2014 2:16 PM
Dave Lehman
Birdman
Have you been a dick all your life or just since birth?
Added by Dave Lehman on Jun 13, 2014 12:40 PM
Ms Martie Martin
RE: Marie Martin; 32937739
BLESS YOU! God has a special place for you some day WAAAAAY off in the future :)
Martie
Added by Ms Martie Martin on Jun 09, 2014 3:09 PM
Aften Fairbanks
Davis in Bakersville cemetery
Thank you SO MUCH for taking and posting those pictures of Eliza and Annie Davis from the Bakersville cemetery! I live in the West and am in college so it would be very difficult for me to go there and take the pictures myself. Thank you again for the time that you spent to go and find those graves and get the beautiful pictures!!
Added by Aften Fairbanks on Jun 08, 2014 6:44 PM
Joyce "Di" Muse Cornell
PHYLLIS JEAN WILLIS
LISTED ON FIND A GRAVE AS PHYLLIS JEAN WILLIS BUT ON GRAVESTONE IT WILL BE PHYLLIS JEAN WILLIS TURNER - SECTION E LOT 435 1/2 GRAVE 2-
WOULD LIKE A PICTURE OF GRAVESTONE ROSEDALE CEMETERY WITH - IMAGE IS SCALED --- CLICK IMAGE TO OPEN AT FULL SIZE -- I BELIEVE YOU ALWAYS DO THIS FOR I WANT TO PRINT OFF TO PUT IN BOOK OF DECEASED CLASSMATES. THANK YOU KEN VERY VERY MUCH. MY EMAIL IS jdcornell1@verizon.net.
---DAUGHTER SAID DATE HAD BEEN PUT ON. THANKS, JOYCE
Added by Joyce "Di" Muse Cornell on Jun 04, 2014 9:54 AM
tuppence
Lafayette F Alderman 3661
Thank you for your service and volunteer photography for Find a Grave.

I have a photo that I took 17 Sep 2012 of the marker for Lafayette F Alderman, Antietam. I would like place it on the memorial that you created for him, if I may.
Added by tuppence on Jun 01, 2014 7:39 AM
David Gladwell
Hedges Chapel Cemetery
Birdman, thanks for all those plots you recently put in for the Hedges Chapel Cemetery. I am the Treasurer for both the Chapel and the Cemetery and I am working on updating the records for the Cemetery. Would you consider transferring all your Hedges Chapel memorials to me? It would make my work a lot easier, and would be less on you.
Added by David Gladwell on May 30, 2014 3:54 PM
KPS
Sarah Kennedy
Hello Birdman,

Thank you for your time and effort in taking a great shot of Sarah's marker. I greatly appreciate it.

Kind regards,
Ken -
Added by KPS on May 29, 2014 2:23 PM
Caryl Gibson
Byers in Fairmount Cemetery
Hi Birdman,

I am hoping you will transfer David & Selina Byers (memorial #'s 67445941 & 67445852 respectively) to me as they are my great-grandfather and step-great grandmother on my father's side. Selina is David's second wife and I have info on the first one plus all their children.

My transfer # is 47297676.

Thanks a bunch!

Caryl
Added by Caryl Gibson on May 29, 2014 8:35 AM
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